Elgin O’Hare Western Access
The Elgin O'Hare Western Access (EOWA) Project has the potential to change the face of Illinois' northwest suburbs, the Midwest region and beyond.
Due to the overall magnitude of the project and potential to dramatically improve mobility, freight connectivity and enhance the national and regional economies, the EOWA Project is considered a Project of National and Regional Significance by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The EOWA Project includes construction of a new, all-electronic toll road around the western border of O'Hare International Airport linking the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), the extension of the Elgin O'Hare Expressway east along Thorndale Avenue to O'Hare and the rehabilitation and widening of the existing Elgin O'Hare Expressway. The 2013-2025 construction plan is broadly supported by local governments and represents a fiscally responsible approach to address the area's diverse travel needs — improving travel efficiency, providing western access to O'Hare, enhancing multi-modal connections and reducing congestion.
View the October 14, 2014 Elgin O’Hare Western Access Village of Bensenville Board Presentation HERE.